Category: Babies

How to choose a pediatrician for your child

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    Caring for your child will naturally be one of your biggest concerns, so let us talk a little about how you can choose a good pediatrician for your baby. Here is what to look out for when choosing your pediatrician:

    • Find a doctor who has a nice personality and communication style.Finding a doctor that is patient and listens to all your concerns is very important. Try and start the search for selecting your pediatrician ahead of your baby’s birth.

    • Ensure that that pediatrician’s office has a good staff – remember that your baby will spend time with nurses, medical assistants, and other support staff. When you go to the office look at how the place is set up.The atmosphere and way the staff dresses can be indicators of the type of place it is.



    Tips for soothing a colicky baby

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    Colic is a puzzle, which has not been solved as yet. There is no one thing that generates it, and there is no “one size fits all” treatment for it. This means that if your baby is colicky, it can be very frustrating.The good thing though, is that colic stops in due course. But having a wailing baby is hard to deal with at the best of times,

    Given below are a few points that several parents have found  to be of useful in either making a colicky baby sleep, or at the most lessen the intensity of the wailing.



    Choosing the right formula for your baby

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    If you’ve decided on using formula for feeding your baby, you might be a bit confused about all the choices. There are lots of options when it comes to choosing the right formula, some will be discussed in this article.

    When you are in the hospital, if your baby is getting formula, it will likely be pre-mixed in one serving disposable bottles, and will be a name brand, milk based formula. This is likely to be what your pediatrician recommends and will work well for most babies. You may be able to use this for the whole first year, with no issues.

    If your baby has trouble with this formula, he may have a milk allergy, and may need soy, or other special type of formula. If your baby is having trouble tolerating his formula, he may cry significantly after eating, indicating that he has a stomach ache or he may throw up or have diarrhea. If you notice what you think might be intolerance to the formula, contact your pediatrician right away. You might have to experiment with a few before you find the right one, but don’t lose hope. There is a formula out there that will work well for your baby.



    How to choose a baby monitor

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    A baby monitor is an essential purchase for expectant parents, as it will give you the peace of mind of being able to check on your sleeping baby wherever you are in your home. Unfortunately, these monitors are the kind of device which you are unlikely to have any experience of until the time comes when you need one, and it can be difficult to know which type to buy.

    There are three basic kinds of monitor: audio, video, and movement or breathing.

    The audio monitor is the most popular kind, and at its most basic consists of a transmitter that you place in your baby’s nursery, and a receiver that lets you ‘listen in’, alerting you if your baby starts to cry or otherwise shows signs of waking. The very cheapest modules will have a fixed receiver that needs to be plugged into a wall socket for power, but most models nowadays have a rechargeable mobile receiver which you can carry from room to room, or even outside so long as you stay in range.

    The range of your monitor system will depend on a number of factors, including the construction of your home – thicker walls will reduce the range – and any sources of interference such as neighboring monitor systems, computer wireless networks, and even



    Laundering your baby clothes correctly to prevent allergies

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    So you’re having a baby. You think you’ve thought of everything, but at the same time you’re terrified that you’ve missed something. Here’s one thing you may or may not have thought of: laundry. Yes, you know that you will have more, but have you considered the basic differences between your baby’s laundering needs and yours? If you regularly use perfumed detergents, bleach, or fabric softener, your laundering habits may need some reform.

    Gone are the days of washing clothes just because they smell. Your baby is going to burp up stuff you’ve never thought of, and your laundry piles are going to skyrocket. This is only one new concern, however, since your baby’s skin is much more sensitive to chemicals than you and your spouses’ grown up skin. Laundering the baby’s clothing in detergents that are free of perfumes and dyes is one quick way to help ensure that your baby does not get unnecessary discomfort from irritating chemicals. There are



    How to make bath time safe and fun

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    As your baby grows larger, that little tiny counter top bathtub will become a thing of the past. But, putting a baby into a big bathtub can be frightening for both of you. Here are some ideas to make bath time fun and safe for you and your little one.

    Take a bath together
    Your baby will love having you play and splash with her, especially if she is a little afraid of the big bathtub. This works best when baby is old enough to sit up on her own, so you don’t have to hold her the entire time.

    Buy a bath ring
    Bath rings are great for babies who can’t sit unsupported just yet, because they keep the baby from slipping down into the water

    Try an inflatable bathtub
    Inflatable tubs fit snugly down inside your bath tub. They are soft, with big puffy sides that help keep baby upright. Plus, these tubs make the large tub seem a little smaller and less overwhelming to the baby.



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    How to choose baby bedding

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    There is a near endless array of baby bedding on the market that includes sets that are gender specific and others that can be used for either a boy or a girl. You can buy each piece separately but if you really think about it, that would be the most expensive way to go. Just as there are ‘bed-in-a-bag’ sets for adults they have them for your nursery as well.

    A bed in a bag set includes sheet, pillow cases, a comforter, shams, and skirts for adult beds. Bed sets for the baby are the same. If you are looking to have your bedding co-ordinate the theme of your nursery then purchase sets. You can purchase single sheets so that you can mix and match your bedding.

    When you are shopping bear in mind that the bedding will be separated by fabric, colors, and styles. Your preferences will no doubt influence your purchase. Do you want cotton, flannel, fleece, or silk? Many parents prefer  cotton or flannel fabric because they are less expensive than silk sheets and are easier to clean.

    The advantages to buying your bedding in sets is that everything already matches. You won’t be mixing fabrics, colors, or themes. With everything in one bag you can actually change the atmosphere of the room with the bedding sets you purchase.



    Choosing a car seat for your baby

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    When you first learn of the impending arrival of your baby your thoughts will probably be taken up with decorating and equipping a nursery, buying clothes, bottles, and much more, many people don’t think of a baby car seat until later on in pregnancy. It’s very important to make sure you know what to look for in a seat, after all, you’ll need one on your baby’s very first journey, from the hospital back to home.

    For this first journey, you’ll need a seat which faces towards the rear of your vehicle. This provides the best protection in the event of an impact for an infant who is unable yet to support the weight of their own head. The seat will be nicely reclined backwards, providing a safe and comfortable cocoon for your baby.

    It’s important to choose a rear-facing seat which is sturdy and dependable, yet light to carry. Young babies sleep a lot, and the last thing you want to do after finally getting your child to sleep in a car journey is to wake them by removing them from their warm and cozy seat. Having an easily detachable model which is light to carry means you can ferry your baby from car to house with as little disturbance as possible.

    These rear facing seats are only suitable for younger infants. Once they’ve grown to weigh around 20 pounds, or the top of their head is nearing the upper edge of the seat and thus no longer protected properly, you’ll need to move to a forward facing seat.

    These seats are much more upright, the best models can be adjusted to provide a more horizontal position to help your toddler sleep during longer journeys. Because of the upright position, it’s essential that your child is able to sit up on their own before using this kind of seat. Forward facing seats are built to last for a few years, and most will be good until your child reaches the age of 4 or 6.

    Before we finish, there are two extremely important things to bear in mind when buying a car seat.



    4 Important Tips For Taking Care of Your Baby

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    New parents face many problems and issues that they are expected to understand and deal with immediately. Unfortunately, newborns do not come with an instruction book so here are a few topics that you may need to know about.

    Bathing your baby: Until your baby’s umbilical cord falls off one to two weeks after their birth, only give sponge baths. A cotton ball or cotton swab dampened with alcohol can help to dry the umbilical stump or follow your pediatrician’s directions. After the stump falls off, you can give him a bath in a sink or shallow tub.

    Caesarian delivery: A caesarian is usually performed to make delivery safer for you or your baby. C-sections can be done for many different reasons including stalled labor, complicated labor, problems with the baby that may make delivery difficult, or other problems. It does not matter if you deliver vaginally or by a caesarian section, you are still a mother with a beautiful new blessing.

    Circumcision: Many doctors agree that there may be some benefit to circumcision, but it may not be absolutely necessary. It may help to lower the risk of urinary tract infections and eliminates just about any chance of penile cancer. Circumcision does not cause long-term emotional problems for your child.

    Crib death (SIDS): Many studies have been done regarding SIDS. Although the cause of SIDS has not been definitely defined, there are some correlations that have been made between SIDS and the following things: